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Musical Trio Performs Aug. 28 at Appalachian’s School of Music

BOONE–The musical trio Confluences will perform Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. in Rosen Concert Hall in Appalachian State University’s Broyhill Music Center. Admission is free.

Confluence members are trumpeter Jay Coble, trombonist Tom Brantley and pianist Corey Jane Holt.

The first half of the program will include the Blacher “Divertimento” and the Hindemith “Concerto for Trumpet and Bassoon.” The second half will start with a jazz influences work that the group commissioned from composer Chuck Owen. The concert will conclude with the Casterede “Concertino.”

Confluences has been invited to perform at many prestigious universities and concert halls for the 2003-4 season, including a trip to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China.

Coble is a graduate of Appalachian, Indiana University and the University of Southern California. He has toured extensively, including international tours with Buddy Rich and Tom Jones. As a freelance trumpet player in Los Angeles, he was active as a recording artist and live musician.

He plays all styles of music and is in demand worldwide, performing and giving master classes in North America, Europe and Asia.

Brantley holds degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of North Texas. His work with the chamber group Rhythm and Brass includes two recordings and a chamber music textbook series. They have toured throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Saudi Arabia. Coble and Brantley are both assistant professors at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Holt is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the Eastman School of Music. She promotes performance of new music, retaining a leadership role in the world renowned Bonk Festival of New Music.